Solar Water Monitoring Page

Water Heater Monitoring

Today I just published a page that monitors my solar water heater. Every fifteen minutes the Raspberry Pi that controls the system pushes updated metrics to this website and triggers a refresh of the plots on the page. There's a diagram and description of how the whole system works. Go …

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Resuscitating the Blog

When I started this blog I used Wordpress. Wordpress is web-based content management system that uses PHP and one of MySQL or MariaDB to store the post data. I used Wordpress for years moving between a few different hosts finally settling on Linode.

Wordpress is a great product and has …

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Sam The Parrot

Sam the Parrot

An M. Ruggles original.

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Rainbow Poop Emoji


Kid Arts

Here are some kid arts! First, we have some art from kid #2, and lower down in a separate is art from kid #1. Don't get too scared when #1's animals open their mouths!

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Vote!

Vote early! Vote often!

Rainbow Poop

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Tour Pool 2020

Tour de France

As I have since 2007, I am scorekeeping a Tour de France fantasy team pool. Please click here to see how poorly my "Team Florky" is doing as the tour progresses.

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Tantra Park Sledding Hill Panorama

Tantra Hill

A panorama of our local sledding hill at Tantra Park, Boulder

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Shoveling Snow Time Lapse

From this morning. No audio but it's in 4K!

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Purging The Old Cycling Clothes

Old Cycling Clothes

Above is a collection of worn-out cycling shorts and jerseys that I am going to get rid of. All the shorts are worn out and uncomfortable. The jerseys have holes or are being held together with safety pins. Basically, I don't see myself wearing any of this ever again.

Judging …

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Bye Bye Bitbucket

A few days ago Bitbucket announced that they were ending support for Mercurial and will only support Git starting in about a year. I am a happy Mercurial user. It was the first DVCS system I learned, and have had no reason to switch away from it. Git is more …

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Tour de France Pool 2019

Tour de France

As I have since 2007, I am scorekeeping a Tour de France fantasy team pool. Please click here to see how poorly my "Team Florky" is doing as the tour progresses.

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Classic Car Front Ends

Modern Cars are Boring.

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Car

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All taken at the Forney Transportation Museum in Denver.

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Backyard Flowers

This spring we scattered a couple bags of wildflowers all over a part of our yard we knew we couldn't/weren't going to actively garden this year. In previous years, that part of our yard has been mostly weeds and some native grasses. We think that it looks better covered …

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A New Timelapse Video

A view out our front window, today.

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